Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

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Yale University Art Gallery displays art from nearly all cultures, but it's most famous for its collection of early Italian paintings, African sculptures, and modern art. Located in several buildings on the university campus, the gallery also houses world-renowned collections of American decorative and fine arts from as far back as the 17th century. Of particular note is the small collection of rare American silver. Opened in 1832, the gallery recently underwent renovations to connect three separate galleries while maintaining their distinct architectural styles; it reopened in 2012. Yale University Art Gallery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, New Haven Edition.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Do not miss this museum. One of my favorite spots to return to in NHV over the years. Perfectly manageable size to spend a few hours  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    it's free (they ask for a donation), they have rooms packed with art and exhibits. It is a great way to spend a couple hours.  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    I had a great opportunity to visit with my brother who was studying there at the time. Everything is beautiful, clean history. The energy of the place is contagious. Even if you don't know anybody and you're around, come by. You can get in most buildings.
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  • June 20, 2017
    This is a fantastic little secret in CT. Picasso in New Haven! Picasso + Pepe's Pizza = perfection. Great for kids. My toddlers have been exposure to fantastic, diverse fine art, plus contemporary, local art. And here's the best thing: it's FREE!
  • June 14, 2017
    Huge and high quality. You could spend all day in here. There's a large variety of art ranging from African Masks to Greek Sculptures to Postmodernism so you're likely to find something that interests you.
  • May 28, 2017
    Varied collection from different parts of the world. Really nice pieces in each gallery. Free to get in (at least on the Saturday we visited). Fair amount of steps/stairs, but there are plenty of elevators for access. Worth a stop if you are in New Haven.
  • June 14, 2017
    One of my favorite museums. Amazing collection of art, similar artists than what you would see at the MoMA or other renowned museums. Best, it is free!
  • May 14, 2017
    Unassuming art gallery. Lovely amounts of lovely art works from around the world. Highly recommend! Also friendly staff. Apart from the fantastic art work on display, beautiful architecture.

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